The Times August 02, 2006 We must rethink the War on Terror - Blair By Rosemary Bennett in Los Angeles and David Charter New strategy needed to defeat militant Islam Downing Street rift with Foreign Office over Israel FIVE years into the War on Terror, Tony Blair called yesterday for a âcomplete renaissance of our strategyâ to defeat militant Islam. Speaking in Los Angeles, the Prime Minister admitted that the use of force alone had alienated Muslim opinion, and said that there was now an âarc of extremismâ stretching across the Middle East and beyond. He called for an âalliance of moderationâ that would combat terrorism using values as much as military might. On a day when four British soldiers were killed by insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Prime Ministerâs words were an apparent admission that the use of military force alone had failed. His speech came amid growing Cabinet dissent and backbench unease that Britain was too readily following Washingtonâs lead over the Middle East. More:- http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2295604,00.html A conversion on the road to Damascus?